City of Binghamton, New York

Building Inspector II

January 30, 2020 - 2:47pm -- jlallen
Date Posted: 
Building, Construction & Code Enforcement
$40,000.00 - $44,362.00 per year
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

The work involves the responsibility for the review and approval of plans and specifications submitted for local building permits.  Inspections are made of buildings, erected and under construction or repair for compliance with approved plans, specifications, local ordinance and codes, the New York State Multiple Residence Law and the entirety of the New York State Uniform and Fire Prevention and Building Code.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Public Works and under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction within the general policies and objectives of the department.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered two-year college or university with an Associates Degree in construction, engineering, or architectural technology or related field and two years experience in building construction or rehabilitation; or
  2. Four years experience listed in (a) above; or
  3. An equivalent combination of experience and training as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.


Typical Work Activities: 

Reviews plans and specifications for the construction or renovation of buildings for compliance with codes, regulations and laws prior to issuing permits; Issues building permits; Inspects buildings and structures for compliance with approved plans, specifications and all requirements of applicable codes and laws; Inspects buildings and structures to ensure conformity with safety standards and building permits; Orders unsafe conditions to be rectified; Provides technical interpretation of State and local building code and other related laws to  contractors, design professionals, , owners of structures,  the general public and other departmental staff; Investigates complaints and issues violation notices and court appearance tickets when necessary; Maintains records and reports on inspections and decisions; Performs other building and construction division inspections as required; Assists other City departments with respect to building construction as required; Provides administrative support as required; Provides related technical recommendations to the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction; Maintains professional certification(s) and training in relation to building design and technology; Provides technical support to other building and construction division staff.

FULL PEFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSThorough knowledge of modern methods, principles, tools and materials used in building and general construction;  Thorough knowledge of the New York State Uniform Fire prevention and Building Code and Multiple Residence Law;  Good knowledge of various state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to construction  projects;  Ability to read and interpret building construction plans and specifications;  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other public officials, building contractors, building owners and the general public;  Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions;  Tact, good judgment; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common or specialized office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed, and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.